Contemporary Traditional Asmat Culture Part 1

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Contemporary Traditional Asmat Culture Part 1

  1. 1. Contemporary Traditional Asmat Culture, Part 1 "Who are the Asmat?" By William Lee, 1/24/12 Period1, culture and Geography Source: Mr.Ruben Meza, 2010
  2. 2.   <ul><li>The Asmat are indigenous hunters gatherer culture in  West Papua, Indonesia. </li></ul> 
  3. 3. West Papua is about 1/2 of very large island just north of Australia in the South Pacific Ocean.
  4. 4. The Traditional Asmat are one of the last hunter gatherer in the world 
  5. 5. <ul><li>One tradition of the Asmat is the piercing of the septum in the nose. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Another tradition of the Asmat painting the faces and body for both ceremony and war
  7. 7. Traditional Asmat culture is truly amazin g.  
  8. 8. Sadly though,deforestation,colonization, and assimilation are deeply affecting the Asmat.
  9. 9. Irreversibly, this is the ending of one of earth's last traditional hunter gatherer cultures. The modern world is taking over the Asmat  

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